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Lunch Bag Puppet


Lunch Bag Puppet

[30 Minutes]

Your child will enjoy retelling familiar stories with an original puppet character you have made together!

You'll need:

• paper lunch bags • elastic ring • glue or stapler • crayons or markers • construction paper • safety scissors

What to do:

  1. Invite your child to draw facial features and accessories on the front panel of the lunch bag. It could be a person or an animal.
  2. Help her to cut out large hands and feet to glue on.
  3. Place an elastic ring on the back so it can be slipped over her hand.
  4. Encourage her to act out her favorite story or song. Encourage her to play freely with the puppet.

How to use:

  1. Puppets allow children to act out many different situations and to take on different personalities, to sing silly songs, and/or to pretend.
  2. Puppets can be helpful in asking a child about her feelings and useful in aiding in chores, bath time, and meal time.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • What puppet character did you make?
  • Does your puppet have a story to tell or a song to sing?
  • Do you have a favorite puppet or Muppet friend? Who?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop small muscle skills, language skills, and imagination.

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